A new study of employer-led, earn-and-learn job training highlights the power of apprenticeship to raise incomes and boost economic mobility.
The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a classic apprenticeship program that combines classroom learning with paid on-the-job experience, teaching skills in demand across an industry.
The message for policymakers: earn-and-learn training works, and the nation should redouble its efforts to take the model to scale.
Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
James Atkinson, senior technical manufacturing trainer, GE Appliances
Gardner Carrick, vice president, The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers
Ron Haskins, senior fellow emeritus, Brookings Institution
Tamar Jacoby, president, Opportunity America
Robert I. Lerman, fellow, Urban Institute
James McCaslin, provost, Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College
Audrey Webb, project director of ALAMAP, Alabama Community College System